Covid-19 crisis: how to adapt your data collection for monitoring and accountability?

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Date published
10 Apr 2020
How-to / Tutorial / Tips
Complaints and feedback mechanisms, COVID-19, Monitoring

This resource was originally published on the CartoBlog in 2020 by CartONG. It was transferred to the IM Resource Portal in May 2021. The CartoBlog will be decommissioned in early 2022.

While humanitarian and development programs need to adapt to the epidemic by integrating the constraints of social distancing (limiting the frequency, proximity and quantity of “face-to-face” activities), the same applies to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and accountability mechanisms.

This note is intended for headquarters and field teams in charge of M&E and aims to help them adapt by summarizing the possible technological alternatives concerning:

  • data collection mechanisms
  • ways information is exchanged with communities
  • related data protection issues